Saturday Breakfast is broadcasting live from Fairbridge Festival on Saturday 16 April. Join them in Kaleidoscope along with live music from festival acts and Sabrina Hahn for Roots and Shoots. They are there from 6-10am so come along, join in the fun and enjoy a complimentary breakfast on us.
Tracy Vo’s Small Bamboo Q&A
In conversation with Trixi Oldfield
11.00 am – 12.00 pm, Saturday 16 April in Gus’s Bar
Channel Nine newsreader and 720 ABC Saturday Breakfast presenter Tracy Vo will give us insights into her parents’ story of escaping Vietnam to create a happier life in Australia. A story that has been described as “heartfelt…compelling and inspiring”.
In 1978, following a dramatic escape from war torn Vietnam, Tracy Vo’s parents boarded a leaky boat not knowing what their future held or whether they would live. The couple had fled Vietnam under the cover of darkness, exchanged wedding rings en route to Malaysia, then sold them and their scant possessions to feed themselves and their 10 relatives on the journey. They were declared refugees. Now, almost 40 years later, their decision to flee Vietnam has been rewarded by a happy and successful life for their family in Australia, the country they are now proud to call home. Here, their daughter Tracy reflects on that life-changing journey and the amazing life it created for them in Australia. Her story shows the extraordinary bravery of her parents and the many refugees like them who now call Australia home.